Growing consumer demand for household products, expectations of a strong fourth quarter, and later than normal summer show dates have positioned the Las Vegas Market as the West Coast’s last major sourcing opportunity in 2021, providing retailers with a robust range of gifts and home accessories and furniture products to meet their needs to cover vacation inventory. Registration for the Summer 2021 Market, which will take place from August 22nd to 26th, will soon open at LasVegasMarket.com.
“There is an industry-wide need for products and the Las Vegas Market is poised to meet that demand,” said IMC CEO Bob Maricich. “The April market was an important first step in the recovery of business in the western states. We look forward to further progress as we reconnect buyers and suppliers in August.”
Showrooms and temporary exhibitions ensure further growth
This summer, on a campus with more than 4,300 pieces of furniture, gifts and furnishings in three showroom buildings (A, B and C) and in the temporary exhibitions, participants will find a depth and breadth of new, innovative and best-selling products at the Expo im World Market Center Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Market temporary gift and home display is set to build on a successful April debut at the Expo in the World Market Center Las Vegas. Over 350 new and established resources for gift items and home decor are presented in six locations: Gift, Design, Handcraft, Home, Instant Delivery and Luxury – for the Summer 2021 Market. This summer’s highlights include the brand new Gourmet Housewares Collection, a comprehensive and focused collection of around 100 new resources, including kitchen gadgets, cookware, small electrics, grilling tools, kitchen textiles, bar accessories, cookbooks, gourmet groceries and much more. These new resources will complement the market’s 350+ existing gift-oriented housewares and specialty food resources displayed in permanent showrooms.
The new expo at WMCLV acts as a gateway to the entire campus of the World Market Center. With its position adjacent to Building C, the facility enables a more seamless flow of traffic between the temporary exhibits in the market and the permanent exhibition spaces. The showrooms have more than 2,000 lines of furniture on 31 floors, more than 2,000 gift resources on seven floors in Building C, and more than 500 home decor resources on 13 floors in Buildings A, B, and C.
As an added benefit, the August postponed timing offers the Las Vegas Market concurrent with the HD Expo (August 24-25 in Mandalay Bay) and ASD (August 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) and caters to designers and retailers Access to a greater number of complementary resources and the creation of a dynamic cross-category opportunity for exhibitors and participants alike.
Virtual pre-market offers add to the return of market excitement
Summer Market provides a comprehensive overview of pre-market virtual training and return of popular personal experiences, including FIRST LOOK and Market Snapshot product vignettes, as well as live entertainment. The August staging also features the second edition of Market Pros, a program that features market tips and popular products from influential industry professionals in the market on the @LasVegasMarketInstagram page.
The signature program of the Las Vegas Market – including the brand’s own trend programs FIRST LOOK and Ahead of the Curve as well as a virtual showhouse – will be presented in front of the market via digital market channels. Additional pre-market educational webinar programs will address consumer preferences and current market trends. A schedule for upcoming live sessions, as well as a full catalog of pre-recorded virtual programs, are available on the Las Vegas Market website at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/plan/event-seminar-landing.
In place of the Las Vegas Market’s annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser, IMC will sponsor a Gift for Life raffle to benefit World Central Kitchen’s COVID-related relief efforts. Las Vegas Market entrants can qualify for prizes such as hotel stays and meal vouchers in the Gift For Life “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” raffle. Entries are $ 50 each, and IMC has promised to raise up to $ 10,000 in donations from Las Vegas Market attendees.
Juniper, IMC’s new fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution, will also be exhibiting at the Las Vegas Market. Juniper “Preview Pods” at the Expo in the World Market Center in Las Vegas provide shoppers with a dynamic visual overview of JuniperMarket, a multi-line B2B wholesale e-commerce marketplace launched in 2021. In addition, sellers get an overview of JuniperCommerce, a platform for sales automation and trading that supports sales teams, optimizes product data management and provides real-time transparency across all areas. Sellers and buyers can visit the Juniper showroom on the first floor of Building C to learn more about how JuniperCommerce and JuniperMarket are increasing the efficiency and growth of the business.
The dates for the summer market 2021 are Sunday, August 22nd through Thursday, August 26th, with staggered show times as follows:
Permanent exhibition rooms (Buildings A, B and C)
• Aug. 22nd August 25 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Aug. 26 – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gift and home temporary at the expo at WMCLV
• August 22nd, 24:00 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Aug. 25 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Aug. 22nd August 25 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Aug. 26 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About the Las Vegas Market: Las Vegas Market is the premier home decor and gift market in the western United States, showcasing more than 4,300 furniture, home decor, and gift items in an unrivaled market destination. The Las Vegas Market offers thousands of product lines that enable cross-category trading between these industries. The next Las Vegas Market will take place from August 22nd to 26th, 2021 at the World Market Center Las Vegas. More information is available at www.lasvegasmarket.com.
Via international market centers: The International Market Centers (IMC) serve as the trading center for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and clothing industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale display space in High Point, NC, Las Vegas, and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience building scalable business platforms for wholesale. With the introduction of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and a multi-line B2B ecommerce marketplace that enables buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business in markets year-round, IMC now offers the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale. More information is available at http://imcenters.com.
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